The F.I.T.T. Principle for Kids

With our stressful, over-scheduled lifestyle, it's easy to overlook the importance of daily physical activity. This applies to grown-ups and children alike. Many kids can't wait to get home from school, only to spend the rest of the day on the couch watching TV. Running, biking or playing outside often aren't on their radar.

Being physically active is essential for all members of the family, and if you're wondering where to start with exercise for children, the F.I.T.T. principle can make it easy. The initials represent four general components of a fitness plan, including frequency, intensity, time and type. Each component can be customized to individual goals and abilities.

About the Author

Angela Bekkala

Angela Bekkala is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and RRCA Running Coach. With a background in exercise science and over 15 years of experience in the industry, she is well versed in movement. She is the author behind the popular healthy living blog, Happy Fit Mama, that focuses on running, yoga, fitness and sharing nutritious recipes for the whole family.
Angela Bekkala is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and RRCA Running Coach. With a background in exercise science and over 15 years of experience in the industry, she is well versed in movement. She is the author behind the popular healthy living blog, Happy Fit Mama, that focuses on running, yoga, fitness and sharing nutritious recipes for the whole family.

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